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Wyre Forest - Round Two 2014

Wyre Forest travelled to Leamington Spa on Saturday evening, team spirit was on a high once again and the swimmers performances reflected this.  Wyre forest finished second (212 points) to Blythe Barracudas (227 points), thus securing a place in the final in December with a place in Division 1 up for grabs.

1st Blythe Barracudas 227
2nd Wyre Forest 212
3rd Oldbury 180
4th Northgate 149
5th Leighton Buzzard 140
6th City of Coventry B 135

First places went to the girls in the 13/u medley and 13/u freestyle relay: Rosie Lane, Olivia Jay, Abbie Rowley and Georgia Lees, 13/u 100m freestyle and 13/u 100m butterfly: Abbie Rowley, 13/u 100m Backstroke: Rosie Lane and finally in the open 100m freestyle: Megan Tinsdale.

Winners for the boys were in 13/u butterfly and 13/u freestyle: Sam Osborne, open 200m individual medley: Calum Tinsdale, 13/u 100m backstroke: Ryan Larkin and finally in the open 100m freestyle: Jack Rowley.

Pershore Round Two 2014

Pershore Swimming Club took a big step towards promotion at the weekend and maintained their 100% record with an important win at Wombourne in Round 2 of the National Arena League (West Midlands Division Three).

Currently sitting at the top of the division, Pershore faced stiff opposition in Round 2 from other promotion-chasing clubs including Orion, Droitwich and Camp Hill who had also had good starts in the first round of the competition, and also faced teams from Burntwood and Warley.  However, unlike Round 1 where Pershore dominated from the start, this gala proved to be a much tougher test with a strong Orion team pushing every step of the way.

Dunstable - Round One 2014

The National Arena Swimming League is the UK's Premier Swimming League made up of seven regions involving the vast majority of competitive swimming clubs in the country. Dunstable have been absent from the competition for the past few years but decided to re-enter to assist in the clubs development.

Dunstable Swimming Club got their National Arena League season off to a great start with a fourth place position in their West Midlands Three East Gala at the superb Aylesbury Aqua Vale Swimming Pool on 11 October 2014.

Nuneaton & Bedworth - Round One 2014

Nuneaton and Bedworth Swimming Club was in action again on Saturday night where they just missed out on a third place finish in the National Arena League Gala at the Pingles in Nuneaton recording 6 first place wins, 9 second place wins, 10 third place wins and a total of 43 personal best times.

The gala saw the clubs 10 year-olds and upwards compete in individual events and team relays against swimmers from Halesowen, Chase, Leicester, City of Derby and Shrewsbury swimming clubs in the Premier Division of West Midlands region.

Bicester Bluefins - Round One 2014

Bicester Blue Fins got their National Arena League season off to the best possible start with a win in their first West Midlands Premier Division gala at Worcester.

Blue Fins beat Worcester, Gloucester City, Long Eaton A, Redditch and Belper Marlin to claim their first victory in the top flight, following back-to-back promotions in recent years.

Leighton Buzzard - Round One 2014

On Saturday 11th October Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club Swam the first of 3 rounds in the National Arena League.

The atmosphere was electric from start to finish! Swimmers who achieved first place finishes were Harry Wears in 100 Freestyle, Lauren Grice in the 100 freestyle and 100 Butterfly, Jack Wears in the 100 Freestyle, Conor Ferguson in the 100 Breastroke, the mens open 4x50m medley relay (Leone Crick, Jack McGarry, Harry Wears, Michael Judd) and as the competition came to the finale of the mens and womans 6x50m freestyle relay LBSC were in fine form winning both events! Final results were as followed:

Final points
Wolverhampton.  207
Linslade.    200
Derby.  190
Lbsc.   188
Leicester. 142
Cannock. 112

All swimmers swam extremely well with lots of PB's being achieved. 2 All time club records were set by Jack Wears in the 15 and under 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly. A special thanks to all Parents and Helpers who were there on the night. If you are interested in swimming at Leighton Buzzard swimming club please contact Kate Faulkner: mrfaulkner@btopenworld.com or visit the website www.lb-sc.org
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